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Karen L. Chaffee

d. September 10, 2017

Karen L Chaffee 75 from Newton, KS passed away September 10, 2017 at Harry Hynes Hospice after a long struggle with cancer surrounded by family.


Karen is survived by her husband Myron G. Chaffee who she married August 19, 1961. She is also survived by her children Tammera Chaffee, Newton, KS, Teresa Haliburton, Son in-law William Haliburton, Skiatook, OK and Jason Chaffee, and his Fiancée Eyerusalem Amare, San Francisco, CA. Three grandchildren Christopher Haliburton, Natiana Chaffee and Mateo Chaffee. She is also survived by her brothers Benny Unruh, Raleigh Unruh, Harold Unruh, Alan Unruh and Doug Unruh and one sister Shirley Parsons.


She was preceded in death by her sons Dr. Bryan G Chaffee and Myron B Chaffee her parents Ben and Mabel Unruh and brother Steven Unruh.


Karen loved being a Mom and Grandmother and always put the needs of her kids and grandkids before her own. She also loved her border collie Rusty who she missed dearly while she was in the hospital. She will be missed by her family and friends.


Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at Golden Plains Free Methodist Church in rural Newton, Kansas with Pastor Jean Bergren and Pastor Fred Hobson presiding.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Petersen Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery Newton, Kansas.


Donations can be given to the Harry Hynes Hospice or to Doctors without Borders in Brian Chaffee’s name in care of Petersen Funeral Home


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